Organizations may have tremendous leaders and key employees with great talent and who produce powerful results while continually upgrading their capabilities.
Additionally, these talented people build and contribute to a strong business strategy as part of the recipe that will propel the organization forward in a way that engages the whole team.
At the same time, incremental decay may occur elsewhere in the organization and then, one day (usually in a poor response to a major crisis or an inability to handle a great opportunity) it becomes obvious that the organization overall has deteriorated to a point where it may not survive.
This realization is shocking because the weakening usually occurs over a period of time. It typically happens amongst other successes. The rotting of the organization was hidden beneath the shadow of external success and the brilliance of the leaders and key employees. Any type of decay anywhere within the business can lead to disaster. What part of the hull of a boat can be allowed to rot? What part of the wings of an airplane do you not need?
This can also occur when an organization is growing so fast that the focus is only on their successes. By not paying attention to the decay that set in while they were busy with the growth plan, the activity has hidden the breakdown happening elsewhere in the organization. All levels of an organization are important and feed each other.
While the leaders and key employees are using a great business strategy to achieve goals, the culture can trump the strategy and prevent the result that is needed.
The Five Signs of Cultural Decay
2. Recruiting and Retaining Process
3. Employee Development
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